The following applications must be complete for Financial Aid in California. FAFSA - this form/application is used by the Federal government to screen federal financial aid money, such as PELL GRANTS, work study and student loans.
The is the State of California's Financial Aid application to recieve state aid money. The CAL Grant GPA Submission is completed automatically by Kimball High. Kimball High participates in the electronic upload of GPA's to the State of California. In order to recieve a CAL Grant, the student must complete the FAFSA (Federal form).
The California Dream Act is a comboination of three bills, Assembly Bill (AB) 540, AB 130 and AB 131. Together, these bills allow undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certainprovisions to be treated the same as resident students. Together these are called the California Dream Act and they allow these students to pay the resident fees at public colleges and universities, apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers and Cal Grants.
California Chafee Grant Program - a federal education voucher program that gives up to $5,000 annually to former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 21. The Chafee Grant provides free grant dollars to be used for college or job training.
Helpful Documents, Resources and Other Financial Aid Information
University & College Scholarships
Please read this important announcement from Tracy Unified School District.
The District Attorney’s Office has received complaints about fraudulent criminal activity targeting high school students. In particular high school seniors are being contacted via their cell phones and being advised that they have been selected to receive a college scholarship. The caller advises the student that to receive the scholarship the student must provide a bank account number and other personal identifying information. This is fraudulent criminal activity. Please inform the parents and students of the following:
1) This scam is currently ongoing.
2) Do not answer the phone if you do not recognize the number.
3) All scholarship awards should run through the scholarship/guidance office.
4) Never give out your social security number, bank accounts, CDL, addresses and personal information to someone who has initiated contact with you.
5) Only reply to written contact after you have confirmed with your school scholarship counselor.
6) File a crime report in your jurisdiction. Many agencies allow you to do this on line.
7) Be on alert. The caller is looking to steal the student’s identity in order to establish fraudulent credit cards, bank accounts etc.